Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you! “
“I know what you are thinking!” Have you ever said that to someone or had someone say that to you? Renee and I have been married for almost 30 years. There are times where I could accurately guess what is going through her mind as she might do the same with me. That is really only about familiarity. We sometimes know someone so well that we can guess what they are thinking about. That is not the same as knowing what they are thinking about because you have some mystical connection to their mind and thoughts. Although that kind idea is often seen in movies and television, it’s not true and to the contrary – it opens the door to the demonic activity.
We can’t know what someone else is thinking. 1 Cor. 2:11 (NLT) says, “No one can know what anyone else is really thinking except that person alone…” Why is this important to know? Because the world sneaks ideas and concepts into your life without you even realizing it – ideas that are not true but that you could easily and naively believe and put faith in. When you do, it opens the door to demonic activity.
Years before I got saved, someone sold me a bag of goods about this scientific method of determining people’s moods for the day in advance. I was naïve. It sounded cool. I believed into and got carried away with it. I talked to people about this on and off for a couple of years. It gave me some kind of spiritual feeling.
The truth is, this was cultish and opened the door to demonic activity in my life. Until I gave my life to the Lord and started being taught by God’s Word, I really didn’t understand how much it could hurt me. Even worse – I was influencing others with garbage ideas that contributed nothing to the real truth – the saving grace of Jesus Christ. These kinds of ideas help seduce people into demonically inspired lies believing they can predict the future, into knowing how people will act in days to come, and so much more. People believe that stuff and belief is faith. It’s unknowingly putting faith in demonic deception rather that the truth of God’s Word. So, there is nothing innocent about it. It’s dangerous.
There appears to be more mental health issues in this day and age than we have ever witnessed before. Why is that? What is causing that? Much of it is fear. The devil tries to seduce people into leaning on and trusting in supernatural forth telling or putting their trust in things other than God. These things will fail them where God never will.
There are those that out of curiosity or the desire to be entertained, read horoscopes or visit fortune tellers trying to find out their future. Some listen to psychics or to those that say they can speak to the dead. People that have lost a loved one and so earnestly desire to “speak with them” are ripe for this form of deception. There is a whole new wave of television shows about people seeing into the past and future and talking to the dead. Hollywood producers are ignorant of God’s Word and have no idea that they are pawns in Satan’s hand to push demonic influence.
It may be called just “entertainment” but this becomes the seed planted in people’s minds that seduce them to believing that there might be something to it. Just as Christians are used as God’s vessels to bring the gospel and miracles, so people can unknowingly be used of Satan to bring deceptive practices and create illusions which is false power that appears to be supernatural. Those that write horoscopes, tell fortunes through tera cards, read palms or crystal balls – those that call themselves psychics and those that communicate with the dead ARE being used of Satan. Run from them!
God instructed His people through Moses, “… do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations,,, Let no one be found among you … who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritists or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD… But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.” Deu 18:9-14
Satan will work more and more of this deception in the earth as we get closer to Jesus’ second coming because he wants miracles to appear not to come just at the hand of God. That way, people will attribute miracles to many things instead of just Almighty God. Satan has always had this plan and God has always condemned it. Rev 19:20 says, “But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”
You can’t and won’t be able to know the future – except for what God reveals in His Word. What you can know is that in a thousand ways, God promises to love, care for, and protect you. Jeremiah 29:11 puts it like this: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” That is what He wants you to believe, trust Him in, and think about. It will be the source of supernatural peace and mental soundness. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
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